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Is EliveGem only for purchase?

Posted by Zibi1981 
Is EliveGem only for purchase?
October 03, 2007 08:23AM
Hi, I'm quite a newbie in Linux world and I have a question. Is Elive a distro only available for purchase (something like Xandros), or it also has a free branch like Mandrive Free i.e.? I'm asking because I had the opportunity to try Elive when Elive Revolution RL2 was attached to "Linux +" magazine and I liked it very much emosmile Now wanted to try EliveGem. Do I have to pay for it, or it can be downloaded elsewhere for free ?

Thx in advance for replies wink
Re: Is EliveGem only for purchase?
October 03, 2007 08:44AM
Elive doesn't require "purchase." It does however require a donation in order to obtain the download link.
Xandros doesn't charge for the Operating System... They charge a yearly fee for the tech-support and software updates/security updates. I think it's B.S. how Xandros does it, however the thing that you need to keep in mind is that there is only one developer for Elive.[elivecd.org] (Sorry to the graphic designers and testers. I don't mean to steal your thunder.) The donations are what will keep this distro going.


*Edit*
You can download the development version of Elive for free... [elivecd.org]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/2007 08:46AM by MacUser.
Re: Is EliveGem only for purchase?
October 04, 2007 05:45AM
And what about downloading Elive via P2P, like eMule or a BitTorrent client? Is it legal?
Re: Is EliveGem only for purchase?
October 04, 2007 05:53AM
There should not be any "legal" restrictions. Elive is not available for "purchase" it just requires a donation to download. If you find a BitTorrent, go for it.

**From Download page**

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Why request a donation ?

Elive is free and made with pleasure for your pleasure, but free does not mean "no cost" . I spend all my time developing Elive. It is my choice. Your choice is whether or not downloading Elive is worth a donation. I have not put a minimum donation, because I realize that many of you are students with very limited resources. I thank You for showing interest in Elive, and hope to see you in #elive on IRC!

You decide the value Elive has for you. What do you obtain ? You maintain the future of Elive and you also receive faster downloads.

Note: This actual way of download Elive can be changed on the next release

What if it's not possible for me to make a donation ?
- You have the option to pay with a credit card or with paypal.
- You can try Elive from a development version.

If you really don't have a way to make a donation to download Elive, contact Thanatermesis.

Why not donate?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2007 06:24AM by MacUser.
Re: Is EliveGem only for purchase?
October 11, 2007 04:52PM
> **MacUser Wrote:**
> Why not donate?

Maybe it's because I don't have a credit card or a pay-pal account wink Why not "officially" release a torrent? It would be much cheaper I guess. Well I've downloaded EliveGem via eMule anyway.
Thanks for your replies MacUser emosmile
Re: Is EliveGem only for purchase?
August 28, 2009 06:23AM
Hi Zibi1981

There are some websites available for free downloading EltveGem so you go through it.
Elive is not available for "purchase" it just requires a donation to download it.

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Re: Is EliveGem only for purchase?
August 28, 2009 07:09AM
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